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Open Book Club, "My Broken Language: A Memoir"

2021-04-27 19:00:00 2021-04-27 20:00:00 America/New_York Open Book Club, "My Broken Language: A Memoir" Join a small Zoom discussion group of playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes's lyrical new memoir with librarian Ariel Zeitlin. A perfect follow-up to QAH's 4/21 appearance on Open Book / Open Mind Online! Main Library

Tuesday, April 27
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2021-04-27 19:00:00 2021-04-27 20:00:00 America/New_York Open Book Club, "My Broken Language: A Memoir" Join a small Zoom discussion group of playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes's lyrical new memoir with librarian Ariel Zeitlin. A perfect follow-up to QAH's 4/21 appearance on Open Book / Open Mind Online! Main Library

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Join a small Zoom discussion group of playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes's lyrical new memoir with librarian Ariel Zeitlin. A perfect follow-up to QAH's 4/21 appearance on Open Book / Open Mind Online!

This discussion, led by MPL librarian Ariel Zeitlin, is designed to follow Quiara Alegría Hudes's Open Book / Open Mind Online conversation with Elena Martinez on Thursday, April 22, at 7 p.m. There is no need to attend the Open Book / Open Mind webcast to participate in the related book club discussion.

REGISTER SOON for Open Book / Open Mind with QAH (not the book club)

ABOUT QAH

Quiara Alegria Hudes describes herself as “a writer, strong wife and mother of two, barrio feminist and native of West Philly.” Her exuberant, imaginative and intellectually rigorous plays and musicals have been performed around the world, including "Water By the Spoonful," which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama; “In the Heights,” which won the Tony Award for Best Musical and was a Pulitzer finalist; and “Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue,” another Pulitzer finalist. Her most recent musical, “Miss You Like Hell,” appeared Off-Broadway at New York’s Public Theater. Originally trained as a composer, Hudes’s writing is situated at the intersection of music and drama. She has collaborated with renowned musicians including Nelson Gonzalez, Michel Camilo, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Erin McKeown. Hudes recently founded Emancipated Stories, a group that seeks to put a personal face on mass incarceration by encouraging inmates each to share one page of their life story with the world. “My Broken Language” is her first memoir.

ABOUT "My Broken Language"

“A tender yet defiant tale about finding strength in one’s roots. In this elegant and moving memoir, Hudes begins with her upbringing in Puerto Rico and Philadelphia, examining the complexities involved in negotiating two distinct worlds early on….as members of her family fell ill or became victims of violence, Hudes realized the significance of acknowledging the power of their stories and the importance of maintaining familial bonds and traditions.” —Kirkus Reviews

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Book Discussion |

TAGS: | Music | Latinx | books |

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